WWE released Zack Ryder after nearly a decade and a half on the roster. Now Matt Cardona is excited about the possibilities before him.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Matt Cardona discussed all the options that he has following his WWE release. He lived in the WWE bubble for so long that he never got to experience so much of the pro wrestling world while being in the industry’s largest company for 14 years.
“It’s just crazy. I would love…I never had the chance to wrestle in the ECW Arena. I wrestled in Japan for WWE but never really got to go there and experience the culture for like weeks at a time. There’s so many things I want to do, of course there’s AEW, Ring of Honor, IMPACT there’s so many options now.”
“I think, for so long, like I was just in the WWE bubble. But now I need to just realize that I can do whatever I want. That feeling is just, oh my god, that feeling of freedom? That feeling of having that creative freedom? Just before I got released I was already making my Pro Wrestling Tees store so I knew during the call [to be released] that I was covered. I can’t wait to go out there and hustle and get my name out there. I have no problem doing the hard work, I love it. I love the hustle. It sounds cliche but I’m so excited to just do something different and try something different and hey, if I fail? It’s on me.”
There are several options for Matt Cardona’s future. AEW seems to be very likely because he is close friends with Cody Rhodes. The idea of seeing Matt Cardona appear in Japan or ROH is also a very interesting concept.
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Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote